Pickles are some of the best snacks you can have around the house. They are sour, juicy, and come with a nice crunch! There are countless ways to enjoy pickles. And once they’re gone, you just tip the juice down the sink, right?
Don’t! It turns out that pickles juice actually has a lot of benefits, so when you’re done with pickles, put the jar back in the fridge. Whether you have an upset tummy or a plant that needs to be revived, this jar of pickles juice is your answer.
1. Peel more stuff!
The juice in your jar of pickles is not included in the pickles. You can throw a ton of items there.
2. Soothe acid reflux.
The sour juice is full of vinegar, and vinegar is great for the stomach. Acid reflux is often caused by a lack of normal acid in the stomach, and vinegar helps by introducing more acetic acid into the digestive tract. Acetic acid is also effective against some bacteria and germs.
3. Make your steaks tender.
You can also use leftover pickle juice as a marinade for pork chops or steak. Try adding different herbs, garlic, and spices to experiment with flavor.
4. Relieve muscle spasms.
Drink pickle cucumber juice for inflamed muscles – it’s full of potassium to relax the muscles and electrolytes that rehydrate you – and calcium chloride and vinegar in pickle cucumber juice allow your body to absorb potassium and sodium more easily. Salt is also needed to keep your cells retain water, so sodium in pickle juice does just that. It’s basically a sports drink!
5. Make this delicious rye bread.
You can make this moist, tangy rye bread, perfect for sandwiches and toast. The secret ingredient is pickle juice!
6. Restore electrolytes.
Pickled juice helps to restore electrolytes in the body, allowing you to feel more hydrated.
7. Cure a hangover.
Because of pickle juice’s ability to replenish electrolytes, it is a great help in hangovers.
8. Revive houseplants.
Your plants need a lot of potassium to survive. Pickle juice contains potassium which helps the plants to be healthier.
9. Clean copper pans
Your copper pans turn green due to a process called oxidation. This process is easily reversed by mixing sodium and acid solution, or you can simply use pickles juice – a convenient salt and vinegar compound you need.
10. Soothe the sunburn.
The vinegar in pickle juice soothes sunburned skin – even better if it’s cold from the fridge.
So, the next time you eat your last pickle, think before throwing away the juice! Try making your own pickled veggies by giving your houseplants an extra drink or making your own moist and tangy rye bread. Yum!